WhatsApp for Defamiliarizing Foundation Year English Learners: A Collaborative Action Research Evaluation



Alsowayegh, Najat and Garba, Ibrahim ORCID: 0000-0002-6395-697X
(2019) WhatsApp for Defamiliarizing Foundation Year English Learners: A Collaborative Action Research Evaluation. In: SEAHF 2019 1st International Conference on Smart Innovation, Ergonomics and Applied Human Factors, 2019-1-22 - 2019-1-24, Madrid, Spain.

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Abstract

We undertook two cycles within a collaborative action research by asking how using WhatsApp supports second language learners understanding of instruction, promoting, task achievement, enjoyment and creativity of learning English in class and online in Blackboard. We gathered data using a survey which indicated the advantages, challenges and learning opportunities of using WhatsApp in the first cycle. In the second cycle, the focus group, data from Blackboard and observations indicate using WhatsApp was ‘enjoyable’ and ‘refreshing’. The collaborative action research prompted our conclusion for using provided a positive evaluation for using WhatsApp to encourage learning across the university for providing language learning instructions either in class or online in Blackboard.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: second language learning, m-learning, collaborative action research, transformational learning
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2019 16:39
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:08
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-22964-1_10
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3030463